Richard Brandon Ochoa Sr. was born September 19, 1939, to Manuel and Myra Ochoa. He went to the Creator Sunday, August 25, 2013.
Richard was raised in Chiloquin, Ore. along with seven siblings. He graduated from Chiloquin High School in 1958. In 1960 he married Laura Joyce Jackson. In their 34 years of marriage they raised four children together.
Richard ran Native American sweat lodges at the V.A. Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center, as well as numerous other places, for 16 years. He was also a sun dancer throughout his life.
Richard loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and was an avid participant in their lives and numerous friends lives too. Richard is survived by his son, Richard Wally Ochoa Jr. and wife Michelle Ochoa; daughter, Maura Lynne Ochoa; son, Joseph Ochoa Sr. and spouse Toni Sheppard; sister, Raquel Ochoa; brother, Art Ochoa and wife Debbie; brother, John Ochoa and wife Bev; grandchildren, Denise Moss, Myra Ochoa, Tonya Cruz, Nadia Plascencia, Alex Plascencia, Lorena Ochoa, Donavan Bettles, Joseph Bettles, Wainanwit Schroeder, Cecil Bettles, Victoria Mason, Joseph Ochoa Jr., Meg Sheppard, Tish Sheppard, Sanky Sheppard, Takehawee Aesohbach, and Terry Ochoa; and great-grandchildren, Mila, Iain, Marisol, Alex, Laura, Hannah, Orville, Scarlett, Elsa, Mangus, Norah, Sirsce, Santino, and Gabrielle.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Joyce Ochoa; son, James Fudd Ochoa; parents, Manuel and Myra Ochoa; and siblings, Manuel Jr., Martin, Mickey, and Gloria Ochoa.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, in the Chiloquin big gym. Burial will be at Hill Cemetery with a dinner to follow at Chiloquin Community Center. There will be a wake Friday August 30, 2013 at 704 Hwy. 422 North, Chiloquin, Oregon.
Arrangements by Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd directors, now located at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 541-883-3458.